EXPERIENCE a world-class culinary demonstration as presented by the Alliance Française de Bloemfontein and Food and Beverage Institute (FBI) chef school. This event forms part of the So Chef! project, which is co-organised by the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS) and the Alliance Française Network, through South Africa and the Government of Flanders (Belgium). It is also part of the National Nutrition Week of the Department of Basic Education.
Following the success of last year’s event, the So Chef! project is coming back to Southern Africa. Three top Chefs from France and Belgium will travel to South Africa and Lesotho to take part in culinary experiences and create masterpieces in seven cities: Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Durban, East London, Johannesburg, Maseru and Pretoria. In Bloemfontein, the demonstration will be co-hosted by FBI. Chef Lesley Jacobs, head of the FBI, will work with the Belgian chef Nicholas Decloedt to demonstrate some of the finest vegetarian dishes imaginable. Chef Decloedt has been trained in leading restaurants in Europe and has learned a style of vegetarian cooking that is based on a passion for the finest produce and foraged edibles. He is the founder of the Brussels food collective Humus Botanical Gastronomy, and is currently overseeing the kitchen at Eat Love in Ghent.
The demonstration will take place on Tuesday, 20 October, at 18:30 for 19:00 at the Food and Beverage Institute, Recon Park, Langenhoven Park. Tickets cost R180 per person. Please reserve your place by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the demonstration, each chef will prepare two or three dishes from which they will also prepare small bite size samples for the guests